North East Plastics Firm Advises "relocation, Relocation, Relocation"

Issue 40

Award-winning North East England-based Omega Plastics advises that in the current industry climate relocating [reshoring] can reduce costs on logistics, material supply and packaging. This adds an element of reassurance for the customer that a product is being made in the United Kingdom and also helps to eliminate the risk of 'currency fluctuation'.

Omega Plastics, which employs over 150 staff across three regional sites including factory units in Blyth, Hartlepool and Washington, can proudly name Aston Martin, Jaguar Landrover, Nissan and Honda on its client list; and in 2017, Omega Plastics won Company of the Year at the North East Business Awards.

Omega Plastics would like to express to new and existing customers thinking of reshoring “why not knock on Omega’s door.”

For example, they have a 1,300-tonne production machine capable of producing plastic components up to a meter square and 5 kilos in weight.

The kind of products this particular piece of machinery excels in turning around in high volume are well suited for the automotive, construction, white goods and aerospace industries.

The list includes automotive parts from engine covers to seat and fuel system components; large panels for white goods; Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) covers; large structural components used in aerospace; filtration systems; and items for the construction industry (loft hatches, ventilation grills and drain covers).

Julian Jamieson, Operations Director for Omega Plastics, said: “The world of manufacturing is all about quality, costs and time. The trick is to find a healthy balance between all three. What we offer at Omega Plastics is a good quality product that can be shipped anywhere in the world. But in these current times of uncertainty when UK companies are being more cautious, then why not look closer to home when placing your next order.”

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